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Department of Paediatrics


Train undergraduate medical students to become good doctors with a good medical knowledge and clinical acumen.
  • Supervise postgraduate training of resident doctors and prepare them for fellowship examinations as well as for future higher professional and academic positions.
  • Ensure that quality of the doctors and specialists being produced is high so that our graduates can confidently deliver the needed services and compete with their counterparts both nationally and internationally.
  • Provide good services to the public, patients and relatives.
  • Expand the frontiers of knowledge in tropical paediatrics and child health by engaging in fruitful research.
  • Notable Achievements

    • Successful training of many doctors who are doing well in various capacities, both nationally and internationally.
    • An active postgraduate program with good pass rate at examinations.
    • An active in-patient and out-patient services


    The department provides both out-patients and in-patients services. The out-patient services provided are mainly the specialists clinics which take place in the paediatric specialist clinic on all the working days of the week. The specialist clinics are held in three well furnished equipped consulting rooms, their programs are shown in the table below. The department also runs a child welfare unit which operates on Monday to Friday. The welfare clinics sees to the health of children aged under five years and it provides services such as immunization, growth monitoring, nutrition clinics, oral rehydration therapy, treatment of mild ailments and referral of complicated cases for admission or specialty clinics as deemed fit by the managing paediatrician. The patients in services are provided on four wards namely the Children Emergency, Special Care Baby Unit, Paediatrics Ward I and Paediatric Main Ward II. The statutory programs of the department include a daily review of admissions between 8.30am and 9.30am, while a peri-natal meeting with the obstetric and gynecological department holds on the first Wednesday of every month The academic programs include a weekly postgraduate presentation on topical issues in paediatrics which takes place every Wednesday between 2pm-3pm. A journal club that comes up on Thursdays at 2pm and a postgraduate teaching on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2pm.-4pm.

    Special Clinics

    MondaySocial Paediatrics
    pulmonology and Allergy
    Prof. G. A. Oyedeji
    Dr. O. A. Oyedeji
    Dr. O .I Oluwayemi
    9:30am - 2pm
    9:30am - 2pm
    TuesdayGastroenterology & Nutrition & infectious diseasesDr. S. O. Oninla9.30am-2pm
    WednesdayHaematology and Oncology
    Dr. M. A. Akintola
    Dr. T. A Aladekomo
    Thursday Infectious diseases
    Dr O. A Oyedeji
    Dr S. B. Oseni
    Dr. B. N. Yusuf
    9:30am - 2pm
    Dr OJ. Adebami
    Dr J.A. Okeniyi
    Dr. A. A. Afolabi
    9:30am - 2pm

    Dr. S. O. Oninla
    HOD Paediatrics.